Class of 1969
Inducted in 2022
Gary was inducted into the SHSAA Hall of Fame in 2022.
Gary Tasich graduated in 1969. His lifetime achievements can be credited to the education he received and the experience he had during his high school years. He credits teachers like William McCallister (architectural drawing), Panos Rallis (geometry), Richard Wohlfarth (algebra), R. Tipton Biggs (English), Dr. Edward Kuncel (social studies), Harold Peterson (biology), and Barbara Smith (chemistry) for having developed his understanding of the subjects they taught. During his time at South, Gary designed a custom residence and prepared a presentation board which was entered in the city-wide Home Builders Association competition. He won 4th place, received a beautiful trophy and was written about in the Omaha World-Herald.
Gary attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he graduated with an Architectural Degree in 1974. His senior design project was used as the basis for design of the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln. He also developed his love for photography during his college years. He has become a renowned photographer of thoroughbred horse racing.
Gary is an award-winning licensed architect, licensed contractor, and a published photographer. He currently resides in Torrance, CA. He has lived in California since 1978 after accepting a position of lead design architect for the Leo A Daly Company in their LA office. Gary is also an accomplished real estate and construction developer. He has three children and five grandchildren.